This sitting area was relatively small in size so smaller scaled furnishings were selected.
Here was the “before” shot of the space.
Here is another “before” shot that shows a different angle of the room.
The client wanted “a traditional feel with a pop”. I think the warm aqua and soft camel color palette gave her the best of both worlds. (Drapery panels will be installed when her budget allows, so for now the curtain rod was taken down to provide a clean look.)
For those with a limited budget I think the Ikea Ektorp couch is a great choice. It is sturdy yet comfortable and offers a wide variety of slipcovered options. I selected the Tygelsjö beige option. The dark wood side table, lamp and the pillows came from HomeGoods. The coffee table was a Habitat For Humanity thrift store find. (I should have taken a “before” shot of that. :)
Above the sofa hangs artwork found at Ross that features the homeowners favorite flower, the hydrangea.
On the coffee table are simple design and art books and wooden birds from a thrift store.
I got creative with the floral arrangement. A thrift store vase was wrapped up in a small bit of simple upholstery webbing. (My friend Marty had graciously given me a large amount awhile ago.) It was dressed up with three mother of pearl buttons that I hot glued on. The vase was filled with faux hydrangeas purchased at Hobby Lobby with a coupon. The arrangement ties into the artwork giving the room a cohesive feel.
Given the small footprint of the area the two slipper chairs were a great choice. With no bulky arms to maneuver the homeowner can access the couch quite easily. The chairs were purchased on sale. They are from the Threshold line at Target. The dark wooden legs tie into the dark side table.
The envelope pillows are from HomeGoods.
So let’s talk budget. As you probably surmised the homeowner had nothing in the space. The budget was $1,000 to outfit both the sitting area and the dining area. (This did not include my design, sourcing and furniture makeover fees, but they were very minimal.) The room was a definite budget challenge given that bigger ticket items such as a couch, chairs and dining set were needed.
You can read the post on how the vintage dining set was transformed HERE.
I’d love to hear what you think.
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